We are sorry we are closed at this difficult time during the pandemic and are not able to welcome you. We are working hard to make your visit in a covid-safe environment whilst retaining our usual great experience. We hope to achieve this as soon as possible.
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Welcome to Dorset's enchanting Teddy Bear Museum in Dorchester.
The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester's unmissable family museum, with Edward Bear and his family of people-sized bears, in Teddy Bear House. Meet all the family and enjoy his wonderful collection of teddy bears that can be seen throughout the house.
From the earliest antique teddy bears to today's TV favourites, over 100 years of teddy bears are displayed within the Museum that range from early antique bears to modern favourites from all parts of the teddy bear world.
England's unique Teddy Bear Museum is a fun family museum that will charm and delight teddy bear lovers of all ages. It's an enchanting treat not to be missed!
There are bears of all kinds and all sizes to thrill everyone from the very young to the young at heart. A visit is a journey through childhood's memory lane. Teddy bears of all kinds are all waiting to greet you!
You'll want to take them all home - so be sure to visit the museum's charming period shop – a must for teddy bear collectors and lovers stocking top brands: Steiff Teddy Bear, Merrythought, Dean's, Gund & many more.
On a visit to the Teddy Bear Museum children can compare lives and homes from the Edwardian times to the present day.
The museum's charming period shop is ideal for Teddy bear collectors and all those who love teddy bears.